Who We Are
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission

We Love. We Serve. We Send.

First Alliance Orlando is a community of people who have experienced the life-changing love of Christ. Our mission is to LOVE God and our neighbor, to SERVE our community, and to SEND out God’s people into the world to proclaim and live out the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Story

First Alliance Church of Orlando dates back before the turn of the century. About this time a family from Orlando, who operated a millinery shop, made a trip to New York City. While there, they became captivated by the evangelistic vision of the Christian and Missionary Alliance founder, Dr. A.B. Simpson. When they returned to Orlando, they began to interest others in the vision of fulfilling God’s Great Commission.

First Alliance Orlando is the oldest Alliance church in Florida and has a rich heritage in being a part of the world-wide mission and ministry of our denomination. From our church, God has called out many into various and remote parts of the world: missionaries, pastors, pastors’ wives and laymen far and wide. We’ve started several daughter churches and also have partnered to develop other churches.

During the years of the church’s existence, its facilities have been located at three different sites. The first services were held at 22 West Pine Street, but in 1925 the church at Delaney and Anderson was built and occupied until our present facility was constructed in 1972.
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Our Vision

Our vision is to see individuals and families transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ into a vibrant community of disciples that impacts Orlando and the world. As we move forward together as a Christ-centered Acts 1:8 family -inspired by Jesus’ love and empowered by His Spirit – we are dedicated to enriching our community by displaying God’s love in the most creative ways possible.

Our Journey Together

First Alliance welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of where they find themselves on their spiritual journey. We invite you to come and experience God with us as we grow together in His redemptive story of grace.

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Our Core Values

What we believe determines what we value and what we value determines how we live. First Alliance Church has developed 8 Core Values that flow out of our passion for Jesus Christ. These Core Values are the motivation behind the mission.

Love God

Our greatest calling is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. All that we are and all that we have belong to Him. We express our love for God through worship, prayer, and service to Him and humanity.

Deuteronomy 6:5, Joshua 22:5, Luke 10:27

Love All People

Everyone matters to us, because everyone matters to God. Jesus came into the world so that every man, woman, and child would find hope and life in Him. As God’s people on Earth, we are an extension of that hope, sharing God’s love in the most creative ways possible. Jesus loved the world and so will we.

Mark 12:31, John 3:16, 1 John 4:11-12,19-21

Make Disciples of Jesus

When Jesus sent out His first disciples, He called them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus. We believe this is the call of every Jesus follower. In response to this call, we are learning how to be and make disciples who love God, who love each other, who love the world and who love the least.

Matthew 5:14-16, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 8:34-35, John 10:27

Grow In Community

We are all part of Christ’s Church and members of the same family. God calls us to have deep, authentic relationships with one another. We encourage, we serve, we forgive, we share, we honor, we bless and we show mercy to each other. We want to be a healthy community of Christ-followers that grows together in discovering who God has created us to be and how He wants us to serve Him and our community.

Acts 2:42,46, Romans 12:4-8, Colossians 3:12-17, Hebrews 10:24-25

Listen To God's Word

We believe that God continues to speak to us through His Word. Engaging in Scripture transforms and shapes every area of our lives. It is through His Word that we train and equip every follower of Jesus to carry out God’s mission of redeeming the world.

Psalm 119:33-40, Romans 12:2, Psalm 25:-4-5, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Lead By The Holy Spirit

We are convinced it is only by the indwelling and empowerment of the Holy Spirit that we can fully express Jesus’ love, compassion, and mercy to the world. The Holy Spirit connects us to the will of God and moves us to accomplish what we cannot see or do on our own. This happens as we surrender our lives to the lordship of Jesus Christ and cultivate His presence through spiritual disciplines.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5, Acts 1:8, John 15:5-8, Romans 5:5

Live By Faith

Faith is a gift God has given to us to believe and follow Him. Achieving His purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This devotion always involves change.

Romans 1:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 2:8-9, 3:16-19, Hebrews 11:6

Give Generously

In the same way that God has been generous towards us, He calls us to live generous lives toward one another. Generosity is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8, Psalm 41:1-3, 2 Corinthians 8:5, Acts 2:44-47

Our Vision: "To see individuals and families transformed by the gospel of
Jesus Christ into a vibrant community of disciples that impacts Orlando and our world."